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High technology and low-income communities [electronic resource] : prospects for the positive use of advanced information technology / edited by Donald A. Sch�on, Bish Sanyal, William J. Mitchell.

Contributor(s): Sch�on, Donald A | Sanyal, Bishwapriya | Mitchell, William J. (William John), 1944-2010.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1999Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 411 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585003076 (electronic bk.); 9780585003078 (electronic bk.); 0262287250 (electronic bk.); 9780262287258 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Information technology -- Social aspects | Poor | Technologie de l'information -- Aspect social | Pauvret�e | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture | Electronic books | Information technology -- Social aspects | Informatietechnologie | Lage-inkomensgroepen | Sociale aspecten | Technologie de l'information -- Pays en voie de d�eveloppement | Spitzentechnologie | Soziale Situation | Aufsatzsammlung | Informationstechnik | ArmutGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: High technology and low-income communities.DDC classification: 306.4/6 Other classification: 71.43 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The informational city is a dual city : can it be reversed? / Manuel Castells -- Changing geographies : technology and income / Peter Hall -- Center cities as havens and traps for low-income communities : the potential impact of advanced information technology / Julian Wolpert -- The city of bits hypothesis / William J. Mitchell -- Information technology in historical perspective / Leo Marx -- Equitable access to the online world / William J. Mitchell -- Information technologies that change relationships between low-income communities and the public, and nonprofit agencies that serve them / Joseph Ferreira, Jr. -- Planning support systems for low-income communities / Michael J. Shiffer -- Software entrepreneurship among the urban poor : could Bill Gates have succeeded if he were black? ... or impoverished? / Alice H. Amsden, Jon Collins Clark -- Action knowledge and symbolic knowledge : the computer as mediator / Jeanne Bamberger -- The computer clubhouse : technological fluency in the inner city / Mitchel Resnick, Natalie Rusk, Stina Cooke -- Computer as community memory : how people in very poor neighborhoods made a computer their own / Bruno Tardieu -- Social empowerment through community networks / Alan Shaw, Michelle Shaw -- Commodity and community in personal computing / Sherry Turkle -- Approaches to community computing : bringing technology to low-income groups / Anne Beamish -- Information technology and urban poverty : the role of public policy / Bish Sanyal, Donald A. Sch�on.
Review: "How will low-income communities be affected by the waves of social, economic, political, and cultural change that surround the new information technologies? How can we influence the outcome? This action-oriented book identifies the key issues, explores the evidence, and suggests some answers. Avoiding both utopianism and despair, the book presents the voices of technology enthusiasts and skeptics, as well as social activists."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The informational city is a dual city : can it be reversed? / Manuel Castells -- Changing geographies : technology and income / Peter Hall -- Center cities as havens and traps for low-income communities : the potential impact of advanced information technology / Julian Wolpert -- The city of bits hypothesis / William J. Mitchell -- Information technology in historical perspective / Leo Marx -- Equitable access to the online world / William J. Mitchell -- Information technologies that change relationships between low-income communities and the public, and nonprofit agencies that serve them / Joseph Ferreira, Jr. -- Planning support systems for low-income communities / Michael J. Shiffer -- Software entrepreneurship among the urban poor : could Bill Gates have succeeded if he were black? ... or impoverished? / Alice H. Amsden, Jon Collins Clark -- Action knowledge and symbolic knowledge : the computer as mediator / Jeanne Bamberger -- The computer clubhouse : technological fluency in the inner city / Mitchel Resnick, Natalie Rusk, Stina Cooke -- Computer as community memory : how people in very poor neighborhoods made a computer their own / Bruno Tardieu -- Social empowerment through community networks / Alan Shaw, Michelle Shaw -- Commodity and community in personal computing / Sherry Turkle -- Approaches to community computing : bringing technology to low-income groups / Anne Beamish -- Information technology and urban poverty : the role of public policy / Bish Sanyal, Donald A. Sch�on.

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"How will low-income communities be affected by the waves of social, economic, political, and cultural change that surround the new information technologies? How can we influence the outcome? This action-oriented book identifies the key issues, explores the evidence, and suggests some answers. Avoiding both utopianism and despair, the book presents the voices of technology enthusiasts and skeptics, as well as social activists."--BOOK JACKET.

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